Since the beginning of the year, right after the decorations were taken down and the Christmas tree unceremoniously kicked to the curb (almost literal, except for the kicking), I’ve been thinking about my birthday. If you know me, you know that in the last few years I’ve made a concerted effort to get away from […]

Many happy returns!

My birthday was last Saturday, and it was a beautiful day. I turned 38. There were no parades, no one walked in front of me strewing my path with rose-petals. I got turned around driving to pick up breakfast for the other volunteers at the radio station in the morning, on my way to help […]

November 29, 2009

Today would have been my father’s 70th birthday. We always celebrated his birthday on Thanksgiving (his favorite holiday), adding an apple pie (his favorite, that he taught me to bake) to the pumpkin pies and adding an extra layer to the festivities. This year, the family spent Thanksgiving together quietly, peacefully, with a different layer […]